Home to three-time Stanley Cup Champions and used as one of Tampa Bay’s largest event venues, the Amalie Arena has undergone many changes and additions throughout the years. The most recent addition to the stadium was awarded to us in mid-January. The project scope consisted of removing the facility’s existing central energy plant (CEP) and replacing it with a new modular CEP located in the player’s parking lot.
The APG BIM department played a vital role in developing this job, helping re-design and identify all potential issues within the scope of work. Once the team was settled into the new design, they were able to incorporate prefabricated conduit systems, build the systems off-site, and finally, install our work inside the modular building.
The Amalie Arena project had several hurdles that the APG team had to overcome. With the Tampa Bay Lightning going to the Stanley Cup finals, work had to commence as soon as possible. Further complications were the shortage of storage space for delivered materials and scheduling around concerts and various events. Though APG was only given 87 days to complete the project, our exceptional workforce was able to finish seven days ahead of schedule.
Despite the difficulties, the Amalie Arena project showcased the efficiency and communication prowess of both our field and office staff. As Project Superintendent Brian Faller mentioned,
“There is nothing more satisfying on a jobsite than watching a fine-tuned APG team firing on all cylinders and doing things the APG way!”
BIM Manager Artie Hackett and BIM Specialist Mike Perry were essential in ensuring everything was as precise as possible for the field. Our in-house Trimble Team was a huge help, thanks to Project Foreman John Lenges and Project Superintendent Augie Manfre. Their measurements made it much simpler to drill holes and run conduits. Other notable mentions include Warehouse Technician Mickey Mitchell for his help bringing tools from the shop to the job site, and Electrician Mario Villa Villafane for his dedication to the team and project.
We’d also like to recognize everyone that had a hand in completing this project, especially those in the field. APG could not be successful without your skill, dedication, and can-do attitude. Thank you, Amalie Arena, for trusting APG with projects like this!